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Suspect in fatal Holyoke stabbing arraigned

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - A 40-year-old Holyoke has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing another man after an argument.

Jorge Rodriguez-Nieves was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on a murder charge Monday in Holyoke District Court.

Police say 33-year-old Angel David Morales was stabbed in the neck after an argument with the suspect outside a convenience store just before noon Sunday. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the slaying was not gang-related and had nothing to do with the Hispanic Family Festival Parade, which was taking place a few blocks away.

Friends remembered the victim as a dedicated family man.

The killing was the first homicide in Holyoke this year.

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